Calendar of Saugerties Events

Mushroom Walk

Sat, Oct 05, 2013
Henry Halama

Saugerties Village Beach (see map link below)
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Meet at 9 a.m.

The Esopus Creek Conservancy and John Burroughs Natural History Society are co-sponsoring a guided mushroom walk at Esopus Bend Nature Preserve in Saugerties on Saturday, October 05, 2013.  Autumn can be a very productive time of year for mushrooms, and the moist woodlands of Esopus Bend Nature Preserve may host more than 100 species of Mycelium.  We will explore the woodlands of the preserve in search of ground and wood-dwelling mycelia. 


Meet 9:00 a.m. in the Saugerties Village Beach parking lot on Rte. 9W, just north of the Esopus Creek bridge, at the foot of Partition Street in the Village of Saugerties. 

Bring field guides and cameras if you have them.   Collecting is not permitted in the nature preserve.  Be prepared for potentially wet/muddy trails and moderate rain.  Heavy rain cancels the walk.  Children are welcome and encouraged, but please do not bring pets.


Contact the walk leader, Henry Halama ( for additional information or directions.  This joint ECC/JBNHS Environmental Education walk is free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is not required, but recommended in the event of unforeseen changes or cancellation.  For additional information about upcoming ECC Nature Walks and Paddles, please visit


Click this Google Maps link to see the location of the Saugerties Village Beach.